"Rowan is definitely an author to watch!" —Alyssa Day, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author
"Delivers wrenching emotion. Kismet is a magnificent hero who hides his wounds behind his power. As usual, Cate Rowan delivers a beautiful tale!" —Amazon Review
Immortal twin brothers. One enchanted sword. A tragedy that propels them into legend.
The lives of well-born twins Kismet and Taso are easy and carefree, with endless days of bedding women and fighting battles among the gods, until sorcery drives a wedge between them that slices deeper than flesh. Kismet has striven to be the ultimate warrior, but a mistake costs him his brother, his family, and his homeland.
He carves out a new life in the desert, rising to the command of a realm and an army, yet can't escape his past. When two women beg for his aid against tyranny, he must sacrifice his freedom and his long-scarred heart to help them.
Swords and Scimitars is a 7,000-word short story about the immortal founders of verdant Teganne and desert Kad, two rival realms divided by magic—yet bound by blood, mistrust, and love. The chronicle continues in the novelette Sword and Lute and the award-winning fantasy romance novels Kismet's Kiss and The Source of Magic. Cate Rowan's sensuous romances have won more than thirty contests and awards.
"From the first page I was instantly transported into a well-developed fantasy world and couldn't put my kindle down until I had finished the last page. . . . A fast-paced story with heartfelt emotion!!!"
"This little story actually brought tears to my eyes more than once, with its descriptions of the beginnings and endings that accompany true love."
"A fairy-tale-like adventure that will entertain even readers new to the series. Another worthy installment from an author who’s become an auto-buy for this reader!"
"Let me just say "wow!" I want more."
"The groundwork is laid with a deft hand for the fabulous fantasy world she's created. I have only one complaint with this story; I hated to have it end. Kudos!"
"Love the way this author pulls me into a world of fantasy and makes me reluctant to leave. The writing is smooth, and the story and emotions captivating. Another excellent book in an entertaining series."
More titles in the Alaia Chronicles fantasy romance series:
Sword and Lute
When a musician stumbles across a dying god, she must sacrifice her precious lute to save him and find her heart's desire.
The Source of Magic
A modern woman finds herself ensnared in a fantasy otherworld, trapped by treachery and family secrets—and opposing a mystical prince, the one man who can make everything right.
When a deadly epidemic strikes a sultan's realm, only a magical healer from an enemy land has the skill to save it. The sultan never imagined the healer would be a woman….
Contemporary magical romance by Cate Rowan:
Flirting with the Fireman
A sculptress, a battery-chasing cat, and a studly fireman meet through a supernatural recipe for "Get a Husband" Brunswick stew.
Kiss That Frog
A cynical Los Angeles artist reluctantly pet-sits for her young niece's frog and discovers magic in the terrarium—in the form of a sexy enchanted prince.